Prepping for back-to-school means buying new supplies, clothes, and backpacks, but it’s also time to make sure your children are protected from cancer. This fall, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is reminding parents that making sure girls and boys ages 11-12 receive the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine should be part of the back-to-school routine.
Every year in the United States, more than 33,000 men and women are diagnosed with cancers caused by HPV. HPV has been linked to six types of cancer, including cervical cancer and throat cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent most of these cancers. But vaccination rates remain low; in 2017, only about half (49 percent) of adolescents were up to date on the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine is safe and effective. As with all vaccines, HPV vaccine safety is constantly monitored through surveillance and reporting systems, and these systems continue to show that HPV vaccination is safe. Studies continue to prove that HPV vaccination is effective, decreasing the number of infections and HPV pre-cancers in young people since it was introduced.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program compensates those injured by vaccines. The Vaccine Injury table lists the Gardasil vaccine as a covered vaccine. Side effects are rare, but real.
Should you be injured, Gold Law Firm, LLC. can help. Vaccine Injury Law is all we do.